Saturday, February 26, 2011

Finished!

I am happy to report that I have finished The Richmond Sampler!  I've been attending Jeannine's Sampler Seminar (aka Jeannine's Gathering of Embroiderers) for 15 years and this is the first project that I've ever done any serious work on once I got home.  (I could make an entire blog post on that subject!).  I really loved this piece and it was also not too intimidating - plenty of variety to keep it interesting but not so challenging that I would put it down and never pick it up again.  I don't have turbo needles like some of you - this took an entire year - but it is finally finished.  I had set a deadline of today so I could take it to the framer, since I am in Madison this weekend and won't be back for a couple of months.  I barely made it but I stayed up until 3 a.m. and got it done.  (And yes, my husband thinks I'm crazy).  It's a pretty big piece so it was not an inexpensive frame job (trust me, DH doesn't want to know the details of that either!) but I think it will look great once it's framed. 

Here are a few photos:



The house (I did a lot of those windows last night!):


The sunflowers:


Some of the animals:

9 comments:

  1. Congrats on a amazing finish. It is an absolutely stunning sampler.

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  2. Congratulations on the finish! It's gorgeous! I'd love it if you did some blog posts on the various classes you've taken at the Gathering. I'd so love to go to that someday.

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  3. Congratulations on an awesome finish. I've fallen in love with the Richmond sampler and love seeing it all finished. Please post another pic when you get the sampler home from the framers.

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  4. It's beautiful! One of the prettiest samplers I've seen.

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  5. It's gorgeous, congratulations

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  6. Oh Susan!!! Congratulations on a spectacular finish!

    It was so good seeing you at the Gathering. I wish that I could have stayed longer...maybe next year! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing you and your mom. I look forward to keeping up with you progress on Cynthia and Esther!

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  7. Exquisite, Susan! I LOVE this sampler!!

    Am hoping that I can talk Margriet into doing this as one of the 2012 With My Needle and Pen SALs

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  8. What a gorgeous Sampler! You did a marvelous job on it! Don't worry about how long--the end result is very worth it!! Hugs.

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  9. Hi, Susan, I just joined your blog. Congrats on your Richmond sampler, it is beautiful. I can't wait to see it framed, mine is still sitting in a drawer.

    A stitching friend from way back... Melinda

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